An earthworm cut in half by a garden rake becomes two worms, a fact frequently exploited by worm basketball coaches to make illegal substitutions. Sink a plant in a basket of soil with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of plants and more at Native Son Plants.
Native Son Plants specializes in a wide selection of native and water-wise plants chosen to thrive in Idaho’s uniquely challenging climate and soil. Booby-trap chairs, tables, and sock drawers with cacti such as Fendler’s hedgehog ($8.50) or Bright Edge needle yucca ($5.50–$10.50), or decorate the house with xeric, drought-tolerant plants such as the Massachusetts kinnikinnick shrub ($7.50) or blue grama grass ($25 for 50 plugs). For plants that give back more than oxygen and good vibes, stock the kitchen with herbs such as parsley, sage, and rosemary ($2–$10.50). Native Son Plants also offers a wide array of perennials ($2.50–$7.50), vines ($10.50–$15), and annuals ($3.50–$6.50), as well as hardy Bond hand tools to help get gardening jobs done right ($5 each). The staff at Native Son Plants utilizes a homegrown database of plant species to make sure that customers depart with the know-how to keep plants chipper and homes and gardens green.